A panel looking at redeveloping the former Laconia State School is pushing back on concerns about a request for money from the state. The Lakeshore Redevelopment Planning Commission has asked for $16 million in the state's capital budget. Support local journalism - become an NHPR member today! It would cover infrastructure upgrades and environmental cleanup they say is needed before the property can be sold to a developer. The scenic 200-acre site formerly housed people with developmental disabilities and was later a state prison that closed in 2009. Governor Chris Sununu had harsh words for the funding proposal last week – saying the commission is trying to spend too much improving the site, instead of just selling it as per their mandate. At the...
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Laconia State School Redevelopment Panel Defends Budget Request After Criticism From Governor